Godwin holding company makes list for the second consecutive year
Rolling Meadows, IL, September 5, 2019 – Inc. Magazine revealed that Local Marketing Solutions Group, holding company of Godwin, has made the Inc. 5000 list for a second consecutive year, ranking No. 2,932 on its 39th annual list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Godwin, a Mississippi-based company since 1937, is part of the group of sister companies under the holding company Local Marketing Solutions Group, Inc. based in Chicago; a member of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America.
Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc, is a comprehensive marketing solutions provider with full marketing services execution capabilities stemming from a suite of some of the top combinations of internal and external marketing automation software platforms geared to streamline both corporate marketing processes through to channel and field marketing execution.
“For 82 years Godwin has succeeded by helping our clients succeed,” said Walt Denton, Godwin Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud to be a Mississippi company and equally proud to be part of the Local Marketing Solutions Group family. It is an honor to be included on the Inc. 5000 list. Most importantly, our success has been achieved through strong partnership with our clients.”
Al Croke, President & CEO of LMSG, Inc., stated “Receiving this recognition for a second consecutive year is a testament to both our people, our solutions, and the trust our clients continue to place with us. We take pride in the continued success and growth of our organization. This award confirms we continue to take more steps forward than backward in navigating the supercharged changing landscape of technology and how businesses utilize such to reach their customers where and when they are most needed. We are committed to sustaining this growth and guiding our current and future clients to a more efficient and effective path to delivering and receiving relevant content to and from their identified audiences when they want it, wherever they may be, and by whatever medium they choose”.
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies, featured in the September issue of Inc.) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
ABOUT LOCAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.
Local Marketing Solutions Group, Inc. (www.lmsg.co) was formed in 2012 by the executive management team of JGSullivan Interactive Inc. The purpose of the holding company is to continue the expansion of offering the broadest and most efficient marketing and sales solutions to national and international brands that drive revenue through local sales and marketing channels. The company provides marketing automation technology and supporting sales and marketing services capabilities, allowing corporate sales and marketing to control brand image and to ultimately facilitate use of product and service content and materials from national to local channels.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
Founded in 1937, Godwin is the South’s oldest marketing communications firm. Headquartered in Jackson with service offices on the Gulf Coast and in Dallas, Godwin serves clients nationwide, primarily in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance, utilities, tourism, manufacturing, food and consumer goods. It has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by Ad Age and AdWeek. Godwin provides advertising, public relations, digital and content marketing services.